South Sudan`s descent into horror as civil war enters 2nd year

War in South Sudan is worsening with "extreme violence" and growing hunger, rights groups warned Monday, one year since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

South Sudan`s descent into horror as civil war enters second year

War in South Sudan is worsening with "extreme violence" and growing hunger, rights groups warned Monday, one year on since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

50,000 and not counting: South Sudan`s war dead

When gunfire shattered the silence of a December evening last year in South Sudan`s capital Juba, initial reports pointed to several dozen rival soldiers dead.

First food aid convoy from Sudan reaches South: UN

The United Nations said on Sunday it has sent its first aid convoy from Sudan into South Sudanese territory, with enough supplies to feed 45,000 people for a month.

South Sudan bill gives security forces `excessive` powers: Amnesty

South Sudanese lawmakers have proposed granting security forces the ability to make "virtually unrestricted powers of arrest" in the war-torn nation, Amnesty International warned Wednesday, calling a bill under debate "flawed".

Heavy fighting in South Sudan amid sanctions warnings

South Sudan`s civil war entered its ninth month Friday with rebels and government troops engaged in heavy battles, diplomats said, days after UN warnings of sanctions if the conflict continues.

50,000 children facing death in war-torn South Sudan: UN

More than 50,000 children in South Sudan face death from disease and hunger, the United Nations warned today as it begged for over a billion dollars to support those hit by six months of civil war.

Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

South Sudan leader sets off for talks with rival

South Sudan President Salva Kiir flew out of Juba Friday for the Ethiopian capital to hold direct talks with rebel chief Riek Machar, the foreign minister said.

UN chief lands in war-torn South Sudan to push for peace

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon flew into South Sudan Tuesday to demand an end to a brutal four-month-old civil war that has sparked dire warnings of genocide and famine.

International relief agencies condemn violence in South Sudan

Juba,International relief organisations in South Sudan have condemned the violence against civilians and have vowed to step up aid supplies across the country.

South Sudan Army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

South Sudan`s Army said rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

South Sudan war displaced in `acute` need: UN

War-torn South Sudan is in a "spiralling humanitarian crisis", the UN warned Monday, as top aid chiefs visited the young nation, where more than a million people have fled months of conflict.

Over a million flee South Sudan conflict: UN

Over a million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes during more than three months of ongoing fighting, with conditions continuing to worsen, the UN has warned.

South Sudan Army battles rebels in key oil town

South Sudan`s Army on Thursday said it was battling rebels in the strategic oil city of Malakal, the latest clashes in the nearly three-month-long conflict.

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan capital

Fighting broke out in a military barracks in war-torn South Sudan`s capital Juba on Wednesday, witnesses said, although the cause of the clashes were not immediately clear.

South Sudan: Patients shot dead in hospital beds

Patients in South Sudan have been shot to death in their hospital beds and medical facilities have been looted and burned to the ground, forcing the aid group Doctors Without Borders to examine its operations here.

South Sudan atrocities need full investigation: Rights Group

Human Rights Watch demanded Thursday a full investigation into atrocities committed in war-torn South Sudan, reporting that in one town alone scores of both unburied bodies and fresh graves.

UN aid chief in South Sudan amid fighting despite ceasefire

UN aid chief Valerie Amos toured war-torn South Sudan Monday amid a growing humanitarian crisis, with rebels and government accusing each other of breaking a ceasefire aimed at ending the conflict.

South Sudan govt, rebels say each other violating ceasefire

The government and rebels in South Sudan traded accusations on Saturday of breaking a ceasefire deal supposed to calm violence that has driven half a million people from their homes.